The National Bar Association has petitioned the Missouri Department of Public Safety, demanding that Darren Wilson’s law enforcement license be revoked following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Mr. Wilson resigned from the Ferguson Police Department late last month after a grand jury decided not to indict him for Brown’s death. His lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, said that while being a police officer “is off the table forever,” Mr. Wilson was keeping his license in good standing as a “matter of pride,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
“He didn’t resign under any criminal charges and he didn’t do anything wrong,” Mr. Bruntrager said.
But the bar association, which represents black lawyers and judges and is led by Brown’s family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, has accused Mr. Wilson of committing a “criminal act,” the Post-Dispatch reported.
The petition requests that DPS Director Daniel Isom immediately suspend Mr. Wilson’s license and to seek to have it permanently dismissed. To ban him from working as a police officer in Missouri, Mr. Isom would have to seek a ruling from the state’s Administrative Hearing Commission, which said Tuesday that no such request had been filed, Yahoo News reported.
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